A Toolkit for Residents and Planners
Pablo Sendra and Daniel Fitzpatrick
Through seven London case studies of communities opposing social housing demolition and proposing alternative community-led plans, Community-Led Regeneration offers a toolkit of planning mechanisms and other strategies that residents and planners working with communities can use to resist demolition and propose community-led schemes. The case studies are Walterton and Elgins Community Homes, West Kensington and Gibbs Green Community Homes, Cressingham Gardens Community, Greater Carpenters Neighbourhood Forum, Focus E15, People’s Empowerment Alliance for Custom House (PEACH), and Alexandra and Ainsworth Estates. Together, the case studies represent a broad overview of groups who formed as a reaction to proposed demolitions of their housing, and groups who formed as a way to manage their homes and their public space better.
Drawing from the case studies, the toolkit includes the use of formal planning instruments as well as other strategies such as sustained campaigning and activism, forms of citizen-led design, and alternative proposals for the management and ownership of housing by communities themselves.
Community-Led Regeneration targets a diverse audience: from planning professionals and scholars working with communities, to housing activists and residents resisting the demolition of their neighbourhoods and proposing their own plans.
Daniel Fitzpatrick finished his PhD in Planning Studies at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL, in 2017, investigating mutual housing models in London and their governance. Since then, he has been a researcher at the Bartlett looking at formal and informal practices of estate regeneration and collective housing. He continues to tutor on planning, urban design, housing and governance issues. He has worked in India, Italy, Cuba, Chile, Nepal and London, working on projects at different scales, from international development to regeneration and within local government. He was a partner of Variant Office between 2014 and 2018.
Pablo Sendra is Lecturer in Planning and Urban Design at The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL. He combines his academic career with professional practice in urban design. He is co-founder of the urban design practice Lugadero, which has recently run a co-design process for two public spaces in Wimbledon, London. He is also co-founder of Civicwise, a network that works on civic engagement and collaborative urbanism. At UCL, he is the Acting Director of the MSc in Urban Design and City Planning programme, the coordinator of the Civic Design CPD Course and the Deputy Leader of the Urban Design Research Group.
Richard Lee and Michael Edwards, Just Space
Introduction: How to use this toolkit?
Part I: Case studies
Chapter 1: Walterton and Elgins Community Homes
Chapter 2: West Kensington and Gibbs Green Community Homes
Chapter 3: Cressingham Gardens Community
Chapter 4: Greater Carpenters Neighbourhood Forum
Chapter 5: Focus E15
Chapter 6: People’s Empowerment Alliance for Custom House (PEACH)
Chapter 7: Alexandra and Ainsworth Estates
Part II: Tools for community-led regeneration
Chapter 8: Gaining residents’ control
Chapter 9: Localism Act 2011
Chapter 10: Policies for community participation in regeneration
Chapter 11: Using the law and challenging redevelopment through the courts, by Sarah Sackman
Chapter 12: Informal tools
Part III: Next challenges for community-led regeneration
Format: Open Access PDF
17 colour illustrations Illustrations
17 colour illustrations
Copyright: © 2020
Publication: April 01, 2020